Help my chicken is limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sassymygirl, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Sassymygirl

    Sassymygirl Miss Equestrian

    Sep 16, 2008
    Carencro, Louisiana
    My chicken Zsa Zsa, she started to limp today. what sould I do?

    PS: shes a grown chicken and I just got her and my other hens keep fighting with her how long will this last?
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    If your hens have injured a new hen, I would recommend separating the new hen immediately and examine her for injuries. An injured or sick hen should always be separated, both to protect your flock from illness and to protect a weaker bird from being attacked.

    Chickens are naturally territorial flock animals and will often have issues with new birds coming in; it's rather tricky to just throw a new one in with an existing flock. I personally would not introduce a single bird (alone) into a new flock, as it's generally a recipe for much unhappiness on the new bird's part, unless he/she is very dominant.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2008
  3. Sassymygirl

    Sassymygirl Miss Equestrian

    Sep 16, 2008
    Carencro, Louisiana
    Thank you so much!
  4. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I did traction in my home. I didn't help because Scarlett had severed her nerves. But, if there is hope for wasn't bad...kind of fun really.


    Good Luck.
  5. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    check her for injuries..feel for any swelling or heat..
    make sure you check the bottoms of the feet for Bumblefoot..(sore or scab on pad of the foot)

    separate her to a warm safe place with soft bedding..and make up this mix:
    layer feed, water cooked oatmeal, plain yogurt, cooked egg yolk..
    do you have any vitamins?

    describe the droppings..color and consistency..

    sometimes worms can cause them to have weak legs.

    try and see which of your hens is the most docile to become a companion..maybe keep her next to the new hen for a few hours a day..
    also a temporary pen with the others where she can be seen but not attacked might help transition..

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